Stop Voter Suppression in North Carolina

To: The North Carolina Legislature

Stop Voter Suppression in North Carolina
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Dear North Carolina Legislators,

As elected lawmakers, you should be encouraging more North Carolinians to exercise their right to vote in every election, not making it harder.

Please vote against the horrible voter ID law and its antidemocratic intent. It will do nothing but disenfranchise thousands of North Carolinians and hurt our democracy.

Why is this important?

Our lawmakers should be encouraging more North Carolinians to vote, not limiting them. Under a new proposed voter ID bill, the North Carolina Legislature wants to make it harder for voters to get to the polls.

On top of strict new voter ID requirements, this bill would:

*shorten early voting by one week
*eliminate same-day registration and provisional voting if at wrong precinct
*prevent counties from offering voting on the last Saturday before the election beyond 1 p.m.
*prevent counties from extending poll hours by one hour on Election Day in extraordinary circumstances (such as lengthy lines)
*eliminate state-supported voter registration drives and preregistration for 16- and 17-year-olds
*repeal voter-owned judicial elections and straight party voting
*increase the number of people who can challenge voters inside the precinct
*purge voter rolls more often
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Reasons for signing

  • Cynthia V. 2013-08-01 06:53:54 -0400
    I signed this petition because according to our Constitution everyone has the right to vote. These states are trying to suppress the vote and crush the democratic process.
  • Bradley P. 2013-07-30 05:22:15 -0400
    The only way a democracy works is when everyone has a voice.
  • sandra t. 2013-07-29 23:03:46 -0400
    we all have the right to vote

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